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France's Le Pen launches election bid with vow to fight globalisation

LYON, France: France’s far-right party leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday told thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting “This is our country!” that she alone would protect them against Islamic fundamentalism and globalisation if elected president in May. Buoyed by Trump’s victory and Britons’ vote to leave the European Union, Le Pen’s anti-immigration, anti-EU National Front… Read More »

Slovaks set up unit to fight extremism and hate speech

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico unveiled a special police unit to fight extremism on Wednesday, warning about the rise of fascism in Europe and Slovakia. The 125-strong unit will investigate crimes related to support and funding of terrorism and extremism, hate crimes and hate speech, both online and offline, the police said. In an… Read More »

Sydney, Vancouver mayors vow to fight climate change despite Trump

MEXICO CITY: Cities around the world can combat climate change without national government support, the mayors of Sydney and Vancouver said on Wednesday, amid fears that a Donald Trump U.S. presidency could undermine efforts to limit global warming. The two were in Mexico City for the C40 Mayors’ Summit, where nearly 50 mayors and deputies… Read More »

US expects Islamic State to wield chemical weapons in Mosul fight

WASHINGTON: The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, U.S. officials say, although adding that the group’s technical ability to develop such weapons is highly limited. U.S. forces have begun to regularly collect shell fragments to test for possible… Read More »

Football: Italy fight back to hold Spain, Wales denied in Austria

PARIS: Daniele De Rossi’s late penalty rescued a point for Italy against Spain in a heavyweight World Cup qualifier on Thursday (Oct 6), as Wales played out an entertaining draw in Austria. Spain dominated possession against the Italians in Turin and looked set to come away with a precious victory when Vitolo pounced on an… Read More »

Bosnian Muslim politician wages veiled fight against prejudice

ZENICA, Bosnia: Politicians across Europe are calling for a ban on the Islamic veil but Bosnian Muslim Indira Sinanovic is defying the trend as well as widespread prejudice in her own country, becoming the first fully-veiled woman here to run for public office. Sinanovic, 37, wears the niqab – a garment that covers the hair… Read More »

Turkish army better able to fight Islamic State after purges – foreign minister

ANKARA: Turkey’s foreign minister described as “unfortunate” on Friday comments by the head of U.S. national intelligence suggesting that purges in the Turkish military after a failed coup were harming cooperation in the fight against Islamic State. “If they (the Americans) ask whether the fight against Daesh (Islamic State) has been weakened due to the… Read More »